Torah Tidbits

20 April 2014 / 20 Nisan 5774
Issue 1020
Shabbat Parshat Vayeitzei
November 22, 2012

TTriddles "Report"


Previous (To-l’dot) TTriddles:
[1] well this city certainly has many streets!
Rechovot is the name of the third well that Yitzchak dug. Rechovot is the name of the 13th most populous city in Israel (with an estimated population of 114,000). Rechovot means “streets”. Rechovot is the solution of this TTriddle.
[2] Call the Center @ 560-9100
Another police code TTriddle. 10-21 means call by phone (probably, in contrast to using regular police radio communications).
[3] The Jewish Soul
HANESHAMA HAYEHUDIT = 5+50+ 300+40+5 (400) + 5+10+5+6+4+10+ 400 (440) = 840. TO-L’DOT = 400+6+30+4+400 = 840.
[4] Unexplaineds in the ParshaPix
Actually, all elements of the Parsha- Pix for TO-L’DOT were unexplained. But the official designation of Unexplained goes to the four new elements to the ParshaPix.
The drum is a DARBUKA, a.k.a. a goblet drum. The traditional drum- head is made of goatskin, hence its use as a ParshaPix element for To-l’dot (as in the goatskin that Yaakov wore to give a hairy impression to Yitzchak.
Photo of stars is for the reiteration by G-d to Yitzchak of His previous promise to Avraham, that their descendants will be as countless as the stars of the heavens.
The digits one through nine increasing in size is for the description of Yitzchak’s success as HALOCH V’GADEIL.
Which brings us to the picture of the sea otter in the lower-right corner. With the description of Eisav as birth as KULO K’ADERET SEI-AR, as hairy as a fur coat (The Living Torah), it was “natural” to look for a visual TTriddle (that’s what the less obvious ParshaPix elements are) related to hairy. A search of the internet found that the sea otter is the hairiest mammal - hairiest being defined as number of hairs per square centimeter of skin. The sea otter has an incredible 125,000 to 150,000 hairs per cm -  The sea otter is a marine mammal. The land animal with the densest fur is the chinchilla (only about 20,000 hairs per square inch).
[6] Footers
Symbols for Twins (Yaakov & Eisav) and Sagittarius, mazal of Kislev.
Rabbi Atik z"l used to ask…
In what contexts does the number 40 occur in the Book of B’reishit?
The MABUL (flood) began with rain for 40 days and 40 nights. And it was 40 days after the Teiva (Ark) settled on ARARAT that No’ach opened the window and sent out the raven (and then the dove).
Avraham asked G-d to spare S’dom and the other cities in the area, if 40 righteous people could be found there. (Avraham started his request with 50, then 45, 40, 30, 20, and 10.)
Yitzchak was 40 years old when he married Rivka.
Eisav was 40 years old when he married Yehudit.
Yaakov’s gifts of animals to Eisav included 40 cows.
Yaakov was embalmed over a 40-day period.
Who else besides Eisav was an ADMONI?
David HaMelech is described in Shmuel Alef 16:12 as being ADMONI - redheaded, with beautiful eyes and good looking.

This week’s TTriddles:
[1] 20, 21, 12, 10, 4, 14, 3, 1, 10, 7, 4, 10, (2)
[2] They all have sequential TZ numbers, except for?
[3] Disregard this TTriddle
[4] Love in eternity of the faith
[5] He’s a match for the snow
[6] Hens, sheep, deep water
[7] All: 674/54 - This: 1/1
[8] The Look & Listen Lads
[9] The two women with double complimentary descriptions
Rabbi Atik z"l used to ask…
Whose names have two reasons for them? Whose name has no reason given?
Taken from a new book: Rabbi Atik’s Torah Teasers by Rabbi Moshe Erlbaum keyword Torah Teasers

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